Directory of Ireland Ferries

Here’s a listing of ferries that can take you into Ireland from France, England and other points in Europe, and ferries within Ireland that either give you the fastest path from one penninsula to another or go out to Irish islands.

Tips On Ferry Travel In And Around Ireland:

  • You will often get the cheapest fare if you book online.
  • Weekday crossing tickets often cost far less than weekend crossings.
  • The Irish Sea gets very stormy in the winter – so much so that schedules are often changed or crossings cancelled entirely. If you’re going in January, usually the worst month for weather, and you have a tight travel schedule (or a weak stomach), you may want to fly instead.

One good way of saving money by comparing ferry companies is through the website, where you can book a ferry to Ireland from a variety of locations and carriers.

Ferries From Mainland Europe To Ireland

  • Irish Ferries – From Roscoff and Cherborbourg, France to Rosslare / Pembroke and Holyhead, England to Rosslare / Holyhead England to Dublin.
  • Stena Line – Fleetwoood, England to Larne, Northern Ireland / Fishguard, England to Rosslare / Stranraer, Scotland to Belfast, Northern Ireland / Holyhead, England to Dunblin or D’Laoghaire (near Dublin).
  • Brittany Ferries – Roscoff, France to Cork.
  • Norfolk Line. – Liverpool to Dublin, Liverpool to Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Ferries Within Ireland And To Irish Islands

Ferries To The Three Aran Islands, off the west coast of Clare.